I’m a wife and a mamá, myself. I’ve got two inquisitive, energetic kids who teach me so much about life (and soccer) — they keep me on my toes! (I’ve never seen a single Star Wars movie, but when they asked me to dress up like Chewie for Halloween, I was on it.) I won the jackpot with my husband, who gives wings to my craziest dreams (like this one) and is also a crazy-good dad. I pay it back by annoying him in social settings—like clapping loudly when our plane lands.
I’ve always felt LOVED. My earliest memories are of building sand castles on a beach in Cuba with my mamá, mi constante. I could always count on salt in my hair, the sun caressing my face and my mami’s hand to hold as we made our way to my favorite playground, the ocean.
In a country where we had little in the way of things, the abundant affection from my parents made me feel like I had everything I needed.
“You capture love so beautifully because you are love, it’s all you see and it’s a reflection of who you are.”
The camera? It was supposed to be a fun little hobby to perk me up when the going got rough at my day job as a stenographer (aka the lady with the weird typing machine at the courthouse).
But when my first few photos didn’t come out the way I wanted, I ended up taking a photography course—and literally asking anyone and everyone I knew if I could photograph them for practice. We’re talking 55 shoots in 9 months.
When I did my first couples session as a south Florida photographer, I was done for. I decided then and there to go all in on weddings, engagements, and everything romantic. (Have I mentioned that I love love? No? I love love.)
Confession: if you ask me to put into words who my couples are, I can’t do it.
But I recognize them instantly when I meet them.
On the surface, they’re all different. Some are older, some younger. Some want a lavish wedding for the ages, others want to slip away and elope at the courthouse in downtown Miami. Some relish the sun and the waves, and others are indoors people.
But there’s always, always a common thread.
My people are LOVERS. They don’t hold back from laughing (even at themselves). They’re down-to-earth.
Years from now, they want to remember the little in-between moments, rich with feeling—the maid of honor rehearsing her speech in a corner, their tio breaking it down on the dance floor, the bride buckling her shoes in the last minutes before the ceremony.
Sound like you?
Nothing holds a candle to old-school Shakira, and you’ll never convince me otherwise.
you can tell by the trail of sand that follows me around the house (and the number of beach shoots I do).
I’m a total beach bunny
For a Florida girl, I have a cold-weather bucket list: seeing the northern lights and penguins in the wild.
If you come over to my house for dinner, we’re starting with one of my legendary charcuterie boards, then moving on to shrimp scampi with angel hair pasta.
I not-so-secretly love cheesy TV shows with vampires or werewolves—oh, and I’m a huge fan of F.R.I.E.N.D.S
Father of the Bride, Home Alone, you name it.
I’m obsessed with 90s movies
She captured all the moments. When I look at our pictures I can see the timeline of the wedding, the memories captured in every single photo.